Title IX Notification
Notice to the Seminole State College Community
The U.S. Department of Education issued new regulations for Title IX, the law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities receiving federal funds. This notice ensures that you have a clear understanding of your rights under Title IX, and the non-discrimination statement for the College is also included to confirm rights under other laws.
Seminole State College of Florida strives to make sure all of its programs and activities are free from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. If you have any questions in this area, please use the contact below or see the Title IX webpage for the College. Title IX and its implementing regulations prohibit such discrimination, covering students/applicants for admission as well as employees/applicants for employment. Parents and guardians of minors affiliated with the College are welcome to inquire about their rights as well. Collective bargaining agents have been notified of these rights.
Policy 1.060, Non-discrimination: Seminole State College of Florida strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, pregnancy, national origin, ethnicity, age, sex, gender, veterans' or military status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status or any other factor protected under applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations in its programs, activities and employment. This statement supports obligations under Title IX and various other laws including the Violence Against Women Act and the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act.
Seminole State responds promptly to complaints of discrimination, taking appropriate steps under College Procedure 1.0600 and the new process for Title IX grievances. The federal regulations contain some new elements, so answers to Frequently Asked Questions are available for informal guidance.
How can I report discrimination, including sexual harassment, to the College?
Contact the Title IX coordinator/equity officer for the College by email, phone, mail, or in person. Say that you have experienced (or have seen, or know about) discrimination (which could include sexual harassment) and you want the College to investigate it.
- Janet Park Balanoff
Associate Vice President,
Equity and Diversity/Title IX Coordinator
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Weldon Building, Office 204, Sanford, FL 32273
- Dr. Georgia Lorenz
Sanford/Lake Mary Campus, Weldon Building, Office 201, Sanford, FL 32773
Sexual harassment, if reported externally:
- Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Equity and Diversity/Title IX, 8.17.20, updated 7.23.21